Vino (VNC server)

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Original author(s)Mark McLoughlin, Calum Benson[1]
Developer(s)David King
Initial releaseFebruary 5, 2004 (2004-02-05)[2]
Stable release3.30.2[3] (31 October 2018; 3 months ago (2018-10-31)) [±]
Preview release3.31.2[4] (16 November 2018; 2 months ago (2018-11-16)) [±]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written inC
Operating systemUnix-like
Size837 KB
Available in41 languages[5]
TypeVNC server
LicenseGPL version 2

Vino is the VNC server for the GNOME desktop environment.

Configuration up to version 3.8.0 was via the vino-preferences program. This was removed from the packages after that version, since the gnome-control-center could then be used alternatively to control settings.

However - Vino is also useful in some other Linux distributions, which may not use gnome desktop; and where gnome-control-center is not present: this leaves those distributions with no preference-editor. For these distributions, (Lubuntu is one example, being based on LXDE not Gnome), the alternative configuration manager tool dconf-editor is recommended (sudo apt-get install dconf-editor to install). The VNC settings can then be accessed under `org -> gnome -> desktop -> remote-access` using that tool.


  1. ^ "vino - GNOME Desktop Sharing Server". Retrieved 30 October 2011.
  2. ^ "". Retrieved 30 October 2011.
  3. ^ Jardón, Javier (31 October 2018). "GNOME 3.30.2 RELEASED". GNOME Mail Services (Mailing list). Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  4. ^ Catanzaro, Michael (16 November 2018). "GNOME 3.31.2 released". GNOME Mail Services (Mailing list). Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Module Statistics: vino". Retrieved 30 October 2011.

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